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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Battle of the Kitchen Furniture'
The Battle of
The Kitchen Furniture.
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This battle was fought not long ago,
The dishcloth said, "It was not fair,"
And told the broom " Not to stand there ;"
The broom made answer very smart,
" I'll fight you or any one that takes your part."
The tongs being by the fireside,
Stood up on his long legs,
Saying, " I'll fight the spit, that long-backed thief,
Although his work is roasting beef."
And the dripping pan, that interloper,
" I'm here to your back," says the kitchen poker,
"Ready for to revenge our wrong
I'll fight or lose my life for the tongs."
When the fire-shovel heard the noise
Be bounced forward, and said, " W hat's the matter, my
I'll take the tongs and poker's part,
And the flesh-fork then came in so bright,
When he received this mortal wound,
The coal-box next came in so stout,
The kettle says, '' I have no call,
The frying pan next came tumbling down,
Next morning, by the dawn of the day,
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Probable period of publication:
1870-1890 shelfmark: L.C.1269(161a)